Thanksgiving-2022

Thanksgiving originated as a harvest festival in America, when the pilgrims (an English colony that came to America in a ship) celebrated a day in the year, to be grateful for all the blessings in life. This tradition got passed over with time. And eventually, a celebration is thrown within the family every year to…

Learn to draw Warli tribal art of India: Step by step guide

What is Warli art? India has preserved various forms of folk arts that also include sculptures, pottery, painting embroidery and more. These folk art are practised mainly by the tribal people living in the interior regions of India. Warli art is a famous form of folk art made by tribal people living in the Maharashtra…

Witches in Warli tribe

Warli art is the ancient folk art of India, practised even today in the region of Maharashtra. Every religious ceremony in Warlis are mediated by a priest or Bhagata. In order to become main bhagata, students take intensive trainings in different groups, in caves or in hidden locations. This knowledge transfer is done by one…

Have you ever got so inspired by others that you start acting just like that person? Thinking at every step what would he/she done in your place? From my debut book ‘Treasures of life – Poetry with Warli drawings’. © Namithatantri

Week of fries in Belgium

It is a controversial topic of how fries ended up being named as ‘French fries’ while it was originally discovered in Belgium. The Belgians in general speak three different languages, dutch, french and german. Some source say that, fried potatoes were served by french speaking natives to American soldiers who arrived in Belgium during World…

Mother’s day in Belgium

Mother’s day originated in 19th century, when in United states, Ann Reeves Jarvis, a social activist, helped in starting ‘mothers day work clubs’. The aim of the club was to teach local women how to take care of their children. After death of Ann Reeves Jarvis, her daughter wanted to honor the sacrifices mothers made…